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Calendar of Activities


Date
Hours
Activity/Event
Notes
Wed. 2/1
11:00 a.m -2:00 p.m.
Gardens open to visitors
Come spend lunch in our sunny garden.  Watch the birds & butterflies.  Bring a book, your knitting, your camera, etc.
Tues.
2/7
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Foreground, Mid-Ground & Background: vertical space and the well-designed garden. – Dr. Connie Vadheim **
 
Lecture is part of ‘Out of the Wilds & Into Your Garden’ series. 
 
Gardena Mayme Dear Library
1731 W. Gardena Blvd.
Sat. 2/11
9:00 a.m.-noon
 
Talk at 10:00 & 11:00
 
 
Gardening for Water – tricks for making the most of rain and irrigation water  – Dr. Connie Vadheim ** 
 
 
Garden open to visitors for entire time.  Talk-walks are at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.
 
We will have brochures on gardening for birds available.
Sun. 2/12
1:00-4:00 p.m.
 
Water, Wetlands and the Creatures Within.
 
Take a walk with local professor Brynn Bryan as she tells stories about our local area and the Willows Preserve.
Good for all ages.
 
 
Sun. 2/19
1:00-4:00 p.m.
 
Talks at 1:00 and 3:00
 
New day & time
 
 
Medicinal Mints – native mints with medicinal properties.  
 
Learn how to identify, grow and use these wonderful native plants.  Try some mint tea.
 
 
Garden open to visitors for entire time.  Talk-walks are at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Sat. 2/25
1:00-4:00
 
New day & time
 
 
Native Greens – native plants that can be eaten as raw or cooked greens.
 
We’ll have some tasty treats for you to try
 
Learn more about edible greens:
 
 
 
 
Dr. Connie Vadheim will be available to show you greens plants and answer your questions.
Wed. 3/1
11:00 a.m -2:00 p.m.
Gardens open to visitors
Come spend lunch in our sunny garden.  Watch the birds & butterflies.  Bring a book, your knitting, your camera, etc.
Tues.
3/7
6:00-7:30 p.m.
The Gentle Art of Espalier: Growing Trees and Large shrubs in Narrow Spaces  – Dr. Connie Vadheim **
 
Lecture is part of ‘Out of the Wilds & Into Your Garden’ series. 
 
Gardena Mayme Dear Library
1731 W. Gardena Blvd.
Sat. 3/11
9:00 a.m.-noon
 
Talk at 10:00 & 11:00
 
 
Soothing SunflowersSunflowers that can be used to sooth achy joints and muscles (and how to prepare & use them) – Dr. Connie Vadheim ** 
 
Garden open to visitors for entire time.  Talk-walks are at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Sun. 3/12
1:00-4:00 p.m.
 
Draw, Paint, Photograph, Write
 
The Preserve and Gardens are particularly beautiful right now. Bring your notebook, sketchbook, easel & canvas or camera and capture some of the seasonal magic!
 
The entire Preserve is open to visitors. 
 
We’ll have an exhibit in the garden to show how useful photos of the garden can be.
Sun. 3/19
1:00-4:00 p.m.
 
Talks at 1:00 and 3:00
 
New day & time
 
 
Gardening for Birds Q & A session with Dr. Connie Vadheim**
 
 
Garden open to visitors for entire time. 
Sat. 2/25
1:00-4:00
 
New day & time
 
 
Potpourri-making Workshopstop by the garden and make some fragrant potpourri using native plant materials.  Fun for all ages.
 
 
 
The entire Preserve is open to visitors.  We’ll have all the materials you need to make potpourri at the Gardens.

 

** See the page on Classes & Workshops for more details 

for other activities at the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve see: http://www.gardenawillows.org/events.htm

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